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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172746
Last updated: 14 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C195 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 195B Businessliner
Registration: N2125C
C/n / msn: 16110
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Llano Municipal Airport (KAQO), Llano, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Llano, TX (KAQO)
Destination airport:Denton, TX (KDTO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said that, when the tailwheel lifted off the runway, the engine lost power, and he thought it had quit. The airplane then pitched forward, and the propeller struck the asphalt runway. The airplane turned slightly right, went off the side of the runway, and nosed over. An examination of the runway found at least 15 propeller strikes in the runway pavement, which is indicative of the engine producing power and driving the propeller. Tire tracks and propeller strikes were observed going off the right side of the runway into the dirt and ending where the airplane nosed over. No anomalies were found with the airplaneís controls, engine, or other systems. The pilot likely overrotated the airplane when he lifted the tail for takeoff, and the propeller then struck the runway, which resulted in a reduction of engine power and the pilotís subsequent loss of directional control.

Probable Cause: The pilotís overrotation of the airplane when lifting the tail during the takeoff roll, which allowed the propeller to come in contact with the runway and resulted in a reduction in engine power and the pilotís subsequent loss of directional control.


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Revision history:

07-Jan-2015 07:49 Geno Added
31-Jan-2015 03:51 Geno Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 11:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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